Big Pooh just gave the people four versions of his new album Delightful Bars so he could save his abundance of rhymes from dusty inertia. It was fours years ago when his first album Sleepers came out and furthered his cocky diction outside of Little Brother. Rap critics were receptive to the effort and fans labeled him as one of a few chosen rappers to make ‘real hip-hop’ from the heart instead of being a singles-oriented ringtone rapper. Pooh who likens his rap style to a heavyweight boxer appreciates the recognition but like any other artist he wants the love to grow. Sleepers set the standard for a solo Pooh that Delightful Bars surpasses with his growth on the mic. Ambitious rhymes and purposeful perception prevented any possibility of a sophomore slump but the ubiquitous respect he seeks is still a goal contested by the mores of the typical rap market.
What’s the difference between Sleepers and Delightful Bars?
I would say that Delightful Bars is more confidence in me as an emcee you can hear the growth as an emcee growth as a songwriter just those different things. You can hear me starting to experiment a little bit more with flows experiment a little bit more with the production well not even experiment but branch out more with production than I did with Sleepers. Where Sleepers was me it was all 9th and Khrysis I just decided to branch out more and you can hear all that.